Religion briefs


Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.


First Lutheran Church services

TROY — First Lutheran Church invites the community to a traditional Lutheran worship service on Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Pastor Heidi Holst will preach the sermon, “But I Voted For Christ!” They will be receiving new members. The annual Church Picnic and Ice Cream Social will be held Sept. 8 after worship. Deborah Circle resumes Sept. 10. Sunday School starts up Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.

FLC is located at 2899 West Main Street in Troy near Washington Road and is handicapped accessible. For more information call (937) 335-2323, visit www.firstlutheranchurchtroy.org, or email office@firstlutheranchurchtroy.org.

September Revival to be held

PIQUA — Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, will be holding a September Revival on three nights, including on two more nights on Sept. 11 and 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to join them during this experience, where they will be encouraged, inspired, and uplifted.

TLC services

TROY – True Life Community Church invites the public to Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Lead Pastor Chris Daum will present why we can’t afford to “Stop Going to Church.”

Wednesday evening programs resume Sept. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. The 24 Hours of Prayer will be held Sept. 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.

TLC is handicapped accessible. The church is located at 56 Foss Way. Call (937) 332-0041 or visit www.tlctroy.com for more information. Connect with the church on Facebook or YouTube.

Free homecoming dresses available

FLETCHER — Hope Closet at Fletcher United Methodist Church will be giving free homecoming dresses on Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. To schedule an appointment, call the church office (937) 368-2470. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Courageous Women’s Event planned

PIQUA — Grace United Methodist Church, located at 9411 North County Road 25A in Piqua, will be holding a Courageous Women’s Event on Saturday, Sept. 7, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Guest speaker Barb Roose is excited to be back at Piqua Grace.

The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch. RSVP online at office@pgumc.com or call (937) 773-8232. You may pay the day of the event.

Share-A-Meal to be held

TROY — Join First United Church of Christ in Troy, located at 120 S. Market St., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the monthly Share-A-Meal. The menu is hamburgers, mac and cheese, baked beans, chocolate chip cookies and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m. as quantities last. This program is free. Please use the Canal Street entrance. Building is handicapped accessible.

Church to hold Country Gospel Concert

PIQUA — Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, will be holding a Country Gospel Concert on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist from Oakridge, Tenn., will be singing at the concert. Come join Cyrene A.M.E. Church and be uplifted.

Inquirers’ Class to be held

TROY — Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 60 S. Dorset Rd. in Troy, will begin a new Sunday class for adults and older teens at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. This class, the Inquirers’ Class, will explore and discuss topics throughout the year that impact how to view and live spiritual lives.

They will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall beginning Sept. 8. All are welcome.

St. Patrick support groups to begin

TROY — GriefShare: Comfort for the Grieving Heart is a seminar and support group offered to the community. GriefShare begins on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and they offer two sessions one in the afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. All sessions are held in St. Patrick Parish Center, 444 East Water St., upstairs in Room 3 each Wednesday for 13 weeks.

St. Patrick’s cancer support group, Finding Hope by Learning the Facts about Cancer, invites anyone who has been part of the support team, participant, facing cancer, family member, caregiver or just wants to help be support or needs support, to come to the first meeting of the season on Thursday, Sept. 12. Come meet the support team and enjoy some snacks and fellowship. Cancer Support meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center, 444 East Water St., Troy.

Registration is not required. Questions contact Pat Smith 335-2833, ext 105 or patsmith@stpattroy.org.

Grilled Hot Dogs and More event planned

TIPP CITY — Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, located at 7240 Peters Road in Tipp City, will be holding a Grilled Hot Dogs and More event on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the church. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Church to honor first responders

TROY — First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market Street in Troy, would like to honor local first responders and their families who selflessly serve the community. Please join First United Church of Christ on Sunday, Sept. 15 at their 10:30 a.m. worship service followed by a reception. All are invited to come and show their appreciation to local police officers, sheriffs, firefighters and EMTs. Handicapped entrance is on the Canal Street. For more information, please contact the church at (937) 339-5871.

Grief seminar offered

WEST MILTON — Rev. Elaine J. Clinger Sturtz, LPCC, will be holding a seminar titled, “The Process of Grief — Dealing with Loss and Finding Hoper,” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Senior Citizen and Community Center located at 435 Hamilton Street in West Milton. There will be a meet and greet session at 9:30 a.m. before the seminar. The seminar is sponsored by the Milton-Union Council of Church for all who are grieving, particularly those living with loss from the recent tornado disasters.

She will help attendees to understand:

• Feelings and Emotions of Grief and Coping Skills

• The Questions of Grief – Why?

• Living in the Midst of the Grief

• Dealing with Fears, Stress, and Anxiety from Loss

• Living in the Changes – the Different

• How Grief and Loss Change You

• Finding Hope and Meaning for the Future

Salad luncheon planned

COVINGTON — The public is invited to the next salad luncheon at Covington Christian Church, which will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

They will be including fall favorites, like pumpkin bars and spinach salad, along with their normal selection of homemade salads, finger sandwiches, and desserts.

Please use the alley-side basement entrance. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl Street in Covington. They are handicap accessible and are happy to provide extra assistance.

Oct. 18 will be the last salad luncheon held at Covington Christian Church in 2019. They will have their country store open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. There will be homemade baked goods, crafts, candy, and apple dumplings available then.

Zion Lutheran to hold garage sale

TIPP CITY — Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St. Tipp City, is holding its annual Mum Festival Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

Proceeds from the sale support the outreach ministries of Zion. This year’s profits will be used to help with the Memorial Day Tornado Disaster Relief effort.

The half-price sale and the $2 bag sale begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. There is parking in the church parking lot with entrances off North Third and Fourth streets.

Anyone who would like to donate items that are in good condition or working order (clothing, TVs, treadmills or large exercise equipment cannot be accepted) may bring them to the church on Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact the church office at 667-3110.

Oktoberfest announced

PIQUA — The seventh annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 27-28. The festival — which takes place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, Piqua — will feature an authentic Cabbage Roll dinner and a variety of other German and American foods, music, raffles, carnival rides, and games. The Flashback Band will perform on Friday evening, Sept. 27. Hours are Friday, Sept. 27, from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Trunk or Treat planned

TIPP CITY — Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, located at 7240 Peters Road in Tipp City, will be holding Trunk or Treat from 2-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the church. The event is free, and the public is invited.

Tea party to raise funds for women

TROY — A tea party luncheon and burlap wreath making will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Koinos Christian Fellowship, 722 Grant St., Troy.

To be a table host, it is $140 for seven seats. Table hosts should bring their own table decorations, tea pot, table service and six other participants. Table hosts must be paid by Sept. 27. Individual seats are $22 for Oct. 5 and $25 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit Oasis House, which offers support to women victims of sexual exploitation. A representative will offer information about the ministry during the event. For more information, visit www.oasisforwomen.org.

A limited number of gift items will be available for purchase, made by the women who receive assistance through Oasis House.

For more information, call Jozan at (937) 657-8779.

Provided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/09/web1_Michael-Wayne-Smith-pic-CMYK-1.jpgProvided photo Michael Wayne Smith, a national Christian recording artist, will be singing at Cyrene A.M.E. Church, located at 227 W. Ash Street in Piqua, on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.